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Are you interested in a list of invasive plants in Australia negatively affecting agriculture? Or a list of invasive insects in Hawaii that can be introduced via contaminated clothing? Maybe you want to know which vertebrate invasives cause ecosystem changes or habitat alteration…?
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New paper aims to clarify confusion in leaf damage rating scales for fall armyworm

Researchers assessing damage caused by FAW
A trans-regional group of researchers has sought to cast light on the numerous rating scales used for assessing leaf damage caused by the highly destructive invasive maize pest, the Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). 
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‚ÄėA consortium is needed to combat the menace of Parthenium in Pakistan‚Äô

CABI in Pakistan, in collaboration with the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), arranged a seminar on ‚ÄėResearch‚Äďacademia linkages on parthenium‚Äô held at New Senate Hall, on 9th June. Addressing the participants, UAF Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Ashraf explained that parthenium is spreading at an alarming rate across the country and there is a clear need for…
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The future of fall armyworm research

As COVID-19 forces more and more people indoors, the challenges facing scientific research do not diminish. If anything, the sudden requirement to maintain a sensible distance between colleagues serves only to highlight the lack of resources currently available to facilitate remote working and collaboration in research circles.
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Collaborative effort in Kenya to manage the impact of scale insect in coastal region

By Fernadis Makale, CABI Scale insects ‚Äď such as the coffee mealybug and cassava mealybug ‚Äď are some of the least studied group of invertebrates in East Africa. However, a collaborative effort has been made to address the threat they pose to smallholder farmers: despite their cross-cutting status as pests in all plant groups, crops,…
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CABI joins international team of scientists calling for a Global Surveillance System to fight crop diseases

CABI has joined an international team of scientists calling for a Global Surveillance System (GSS) to fight a range of diseases which threaten priority crops including maize, potato, cassava, rice, beans and wheat. The team, which includes the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) ‚Äď lead authors of a new report published in Science (28 June 2019),…
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Two heads may be better than one: using multiple methods in the fight against Tuta absoluta

Tuta absoluta is a major invasive pest that causes devastating crop damage worldwide. Insecticides are heavily relied upon to help curb their numbers, but because of problems with increased insecticide resistance and the environmental impacts of insecticides, scientists are trying to find new ways of fighting this pest.
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